Education and Outreach Intern

Classification: 
Full-time
Company: 
Rock the Earth,
HTTP://www.ROCKTHEEARTH.ORG,
Denver,
Colorado
80202
Contact Person: 
Ashley R
Contact E-mail Address: 
ashleyr@Rocktheearth.org
Contact Phone Number: 
(848) 7024490
Description/Responsibilities: 
Job Description: Outreach Interns are responsible for assisting with the coordination of events and volunteers, traveling across the country to numerous concert events to solicit new members and volunteers, educating patrons about the organization and important environmental issues upon which the organization is working, and promoting the organization to artists and other organizations regarding ways that the organization may collaborate with them. All travel expenses will be paid by the organization. Accommodations will be a combination of hotel, campsite and private residences. Responsibilities: • Outreach to music communities through tabling at concerts and festivals, including educating the public about environmental issues, soliciting members and donations, and networking with musicians and environmental organizations. • Maintain & distribute booth & outreach materials including tabling equipment, newsletters, flyers, merchandise and PR materials. • Handling cash, check and credit card donations and maintaining confidentiality of membership contributions. • Assisting with volunteer training and oversight; overseeing tabling activities, including speaking with prospective members about the organization and environmental issues. • Reporting on events via the website, newsletter and regular updates to the Education & Outreach Committee. • Tracking all member and volunteer information in a membership database and performing follow-up duties as needed. • Sharing driving responsibilities.
Requirements/Qualifications: 
Applicant Requirements: • Interest in and knowledge about general environmental issues and a diverse array of musical genres. • Excellent communication skills; Well-spoken and able to speak comfortably to a wide audience about music and environmental issues. • Well-organized, self-motivated and responsible. • Ability to perform physically demanding work and work extended hours. • Must be able to stand and sit for long periods of time; must be able to lift 50 pounds. • Preference for college juniors, seniors, or recent graduates with backgrounds in environmental sciences, music or law. • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel. • Valid Driver’s License and Automobile Insurance Policy. Timeframe for Internship: At least a four (4) week commitment (approximately May 22-June 28; June 28- August 2; August 2-August 30; Sept. 5-27, Sept. 27-Oct. 20).
Application Instructions: 
Please send a cover letter, resume, two references, and essay (no more than 500 words) as to why you would like to be a Summer Outreach Intern for Rock the Earth to ashleyr@rocktheearth.org